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My journey as a writer began as a child, but my first published book came as a result of my ovarian cancer diagnosis. The title is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received three awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

CHAPTER ONE: HEALTHY BODY

                                  BE INSPIRED TOWARDS A HEALTHIER BODY


             Recently I met several gynecologic cancer survivors who are incorporating all, or some, of these 5 steps towards their physical health. They inspire me!

             My inspirational husband: In 2 months he has lost 25 pounds...and is motivated to lose more.

             On the Internet I met Patti, A Cervical Cancer and Obesity Survivor. She is an inspiration! Read her story at http://www.heavygirltohealthygirl.com/p/about.html                     




  • EXERCISE ON A REGULAR BASIS: consistency is the key; 30 minutes every day; walking, bicycling, aerobics, or weightlifting are just some choices.
                " Dr. Andrea Cheville of the Mayo Clinic said exercise offers significant benefits for 
                 cancer patients."      (Minneapolis Star Tribune, sunday@tribune.com)  



  • STAY HYDRATED: 2/3 of our body is water and it is vital to every chemical or metabolic action in our bodies.
                   "Water helps your body fight fatigue, makes your immune system function more
                     efficiently...and your body absorb more nutrients and eliminate waste." 
                         (Lori Tanguay, RN, MS, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center)


  • EAT WHOLE FOODS: eat lean meats, fish, poultry, non-starchy vegetables, fruit, seeds and nuts.
                 The 125 healthiest foods are "...not highly processed nor do they contain synthetic,
                 artificial or irradiated ingredients." (www.whfoods.com/foodstore.php)




  • USE SUNSCREEN: use 30 SPF or higher in generous amounts that blocks UVB and UVA rays.
                    "...best sunscreen is one that you'll use generously and according to label
                      instructions." (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/best-sunscreen/MY01350)


  • SLEEP: recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. Good sleep improves everything mentally and physically.
           "...plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, learning, and other
             vital functions." (http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/benefits-of-sleep)

                 

TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY...IT IS THE ONLY ONE YOU GET...NO TRADE-INS

            IT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WITH ANY HEALTH ISSUE...
                        Cancer, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Colitis, etc.




http://www.BeaversPondBooks.com

http://www.amazon.com/Outshine-An-Ovarian-Cancer-Memoir/dp/1592984622/ref=sr

http://www.outshineovariancancer.com

*Proceeds go to ovarian cancer research.



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